The leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analytics, Esri, will support the SAP HANA platform as an enterprise geodatabase, enabling the delivery of GIS data across the enterprise.
The Esri geodatabase powered by SAP HANA will allow spatial data to be integrated and delivered across organisations and access from one place for true IT landscape consolidation, and lowering total cost of ownership and administration costs.
“The full unification of SAP HANA and Esri is a very big win for our expansive joint customer base,” said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, products and innovation, SAP.
“We have many customers running SAP, non-SAP and Esri solutions. They will now be able to streamline their IT architecture with one underlying platform powered by SAP HANA. This will not only support immediate return on investment by reducing redundancies and improving performance, but also pave the way for further innovation by connecting GIS and enterprise systems and data.”
By bringing location intelligence to enterprise data and applications, businesses will be able to utilise spatial analytics and advanced visualisations, and embed geospatial data into core business processes.
Jack Dangermond, founder and president, Esri, said, “GIS and mapping combined with the richness of business data and business processes is a very powerful combination that can benefit every industry. Together, SAP and Esri are making GIS, mapping, advanced visualizations and spatial analytics available to everyone across the enterprise.”
To help generate innovative geospatial customer user cases, the two companies will hold the first SAP + Esri Spatial Hackathon on 3 March. Combining Esri’s ArcGIS and SAP HANA, participants will compete to solve real-world problems using spatial, graph, analytics, machine learning and AI technologies and methodologies. There will also be a challenge that supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. GIS developers, enterprise architects, application developers, data scientists, business intelligence professionals and students are invited to attend – find out more here.